Classic Computer Magazine Archive A.N.A.L.O.G. ISSUE 64 / SEPTEMBER 1988 / PAGE 26

8-Bit News

Home Printer
       Seikosha has begun shipping its new SP-1600 AT printer. The SP-1600 AI prints 160 characters per second (CPS) in draft mode and 33 CPS in near-letter-quality mode. The printer is exceptionally quiet for an impact-style dot matrix printer. It prints with a noise level below 52 dBA, which is quiet enough for a small business that doesn't have a lot of space.
    The SP-1600 AI is compatible with Epson FX and IBM graphics printers, so all the usual programs for the XE/XL will work with it. The printer has both serial and parallel connections, so you can use it with an Atari 850 interface or ICD MIO board.
    The printer uses a 9-pin print head which gives you enough resolution to print graphics, reports and light business correspondence; the letter quality mode is impressive for such a small printer. The printer has a ten-inch carriage and comes with tractor and friction feed. A sheet feeder is also available. The SP-1600 AI has a suggested list price of $349.
Seikosha America Inc.
IIII Macarthur Blvd.
Mahwah, NJ 07430
(201) 529-4655